The Political Graveyard: A Database of American History
Post Office Politicians in Indiana

  Frank Carruthers Allen (b. 1869) — also known as F. C. Allen — of Bonham, Fannin County, Tex. Born in Rockville, Parke County, Ind., July 30, 1869. Republican. Dentist; postmaster; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Texas, 1912. Presbyterian. Member, Woodmen; Freemasons; Scottish Rite Masons; Shriners; Rotary. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of James Alexander Allen and Mary Jane (Ott) Allen; married to Mary Belle Atkinson.
  Thomas Carr Jr. (b. 1801) — of Clark County, Ind. Born in Pennsylvania, 1801. Clark County Sheriff, 1826; postmaster; member of Indiana state house of representatives, 1846-48, 1850-51. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Thomas Carr; uncle of Andrew Jackson Carr.
  Political family: Carr family of Charlestown, Indiana.
  Adam Reinhart Ebert (1851-1934) — also known as Adam R. Ebert — of Hammond, Lake County, Ind. Born in Germany, December 21, 1851. Postmaster; member of Indiana state house of representatives, 1891. Lutheran. Died December 23, 1934 (age 83 years, 2 days). Interment at Concordia Cemetery, Hammond, Ind.
  Samuel Harrison Elrod (1856-1935) — also known as Samuel H. Elrod — of Clark, Clark County, S.Dak. Born in Coatesville, Hendricks County, Ind., May 1, 1856. Republican. Lawyer; postmaster; Governor of South Dakota, 1905-07; delegate to Republican National Convention from South Dakota, 1916, 1928 (member, Committee to Notify Presidential Nominee); candidate for Presidential Elector for South Dakota. Methodist. Died in Clark, Clark County, S.Dak., July 13, 1935 (age 79 years, 73 days). Interment at Rose Hill Cemetery, Near Clark, Clark County, S.Dak.
  Relatives: Son of Jesse F. Elrod and Lydia (Pursel) Elrod; married 1884 to Mary Ellen Masten.
  See also National Governors Association biography — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Thomas E. Knotts — of Gary, Lake County, Ind. Born in Ohio. Real estate and insurance business; postmaster; mayor of Gary, Ind., 1909-13. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Brother of Armanis F. Knotts.
Abraham Lincoln Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865) — also known as "Honest Abe"; "Old Abe"; "The Rail-Splitter"; "The Illinois Baboon" — of New Salem, Menard County, Ill.; Springfield, Sangamon County, Ill. Born in a log cabin, Hardin County (part now in Larue County), Ky., February 12, 1809. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during the Black Hawk War; postmaster; lawyer; member of Illinois state house of representatives, 1834-41; U.S. Representative from Illinois 7th District, 1847-49; candidate for Republican nomination for Vice President, 1856; candidate for U.S. Senator from Illinois, 1858; President of the United States, 1861-65; died in office 1865; His election as president in 1860 precipitated the Civil War; determined to preserve the Union, he led the North to victory on the battlefield, freed the slaves in the conquered states, and in doing this, redefined American nationhood. He was. English ancestry. Elected in 1900 to the Hall of Fame for Great Americans. Shot by the assassin John Wilkes Booth, during a play at Ford's Theater, in Washington, D.C., April 14, 1865; died at Peterson's Boarding House, across the street, the following day, April 15, 1865 (age 56 years, 62 days). Interment at Oak Ridge Cemetery, Springfield, Ill.; memorial monument at National Mall, Washington, D.C.; statue erected 1868 at Judiciary Park, Washington, D.C.
  Relatives: Son of Thomas Lincoln and Nancy (Hanks) Lincoln; married, November 4, 1842, to Mary Ann Todd (sister-in-law of Ninian Wirt Edwards; half-sister-in-law of Nathaniel Henry Rhodes Dawson and Benjamin Hardin Helm; half-sister of Emilie Pariet Todd; aunt of Martha Dee Todd; grandniece of David Rittenhouse Porter); father of Robert Todd Lincoln; second cousin four times removed of Richard Henry Lee, Francis Lightfoot Lee and Arthur Lee; third cousin twice removed of Levi Lincoln; third cousin thrice removed of Thomas Sim Lee, Henry Lee, Charles Lee, Edmund Jennings Lee and Zachary Taylor; fourth cousin once removed of Levi Lincoln Jr. and Enoch Lincoln.
  Political families: Lincoln-Lee family; Walker-Helm-Lincoln-Brown family of Kentucky; Edwards-Cook family (subsets of the Four Thousand Related Politicians).
  Cross-reference: Clement Claiborne Clay, Jr. — Isham N. Haynie — William M. Stone — John Pitcher — Stephen Miller — John T. Stuart — William H. Seward — Henry L. Burnett — Judah P. Benjamin — Robert Toombs — Richard Taylor Jacob — George W. Jones — James Adams — John G. Nicolay — Edward Everett — Stephen T. Logan — Francis P. Blair — John Hay — Henry Reed Rathbone — James A. Ekin — Frederick W. Seward — John H. Surratt — John H. Surratt, Jr. — James Shields — Emily T. Helm — John A. Campbell — John Merryman — Barnes Compton
  Lincoln counties in Ark., Colo., Idaho, Kan., La., Minn., Miss., Mont., Neb., Nev., N.M., Okla., Ore., Wash., W.Va., Wis. and Wyo. are named for him.
  The city of Lincoln, Nebraska, is named for him.  — Lincoln Memorial University, in Harrogate, Tennessee, is named for him.  — Lincoln University, in Jefferson City, Missouri, is named for him.  — Lincoln University, near Oxford, Pennsylvania, is named for him.
  Other politicians named for him: Abraham L. KeisterAbraham L. TuckerAbraham L. BrickAbraham L. KelloggAbraham Lincoln BernsteinA. Lincoln ReileyA. L. HelmickAbraham L. SuttonA. Lincoln AckerAbraham L. OsgoodAbraham L. WitmerAbraham L. PhillipsAbraham L. PaytonA. L. AuthA. Lincoln MooreA. Lincoln NiditchAbraham L. RubensteinAbraham L. Davis, Jr.Abraham L. FreedmanA. L. MarovitzLincoln GordonAbraham L. BannerAbraham Lincoln Tosti
  Coins and currency: His portrait has appeared on the U.S. penny (one cent coin) since 1909, and on the $5 bill since 1913. From the 1860s until 1927, his portrait also appeared on U.S. notes and certificates of various denominations from $1 to $500.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — Find-A-Grave memorial — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Books about Abraham Lincoln: David Herbert Donald, Lincoln — George Anastaplo, Abraham Lincoln : A Constitutional Biography — G. S. Boritt, ed., The Lincoln Enigma : The Changing Faces of an American Icon — Albert J. Beveridge, Abraham Lincoln 1809-1858 — Geoffrey Perret, Lincoln's War : The Untold Story of America's Greatest President as Commander in Chief — David Herbert Donald, We Are Lincoln Men : Abraham Lincoln and His Friends — Edward Steers, Jr., Blood on the Moon: The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln — Mario Cuomo, Why Lincoln Matters : Today More Than Ever — Michael W. Kauffman, American Brutus : John Wilkes Booth and the Lincoln Conspiracies — Doris Kearns Goodwin, Team of Rivals : The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln — Joshua Wolf Shenk, Lincoln's Melancholy : How Depression Challenged a President and Fueled His Greatness — John Channing Briggs, Lincoln's Speeches Reconsidered — Ronald C. White, Jr., The Eloquent President : A Portrait of Lincoln Through His Words — Harold Holzer, Lincoln at Cooper Union : The Speech That Made Abraham Linco ln President — Michael Lind, What Lincoln Believed : The Values and Convictions of America's Greatest President — Doris Kearns Goodwin, Team of Rivals : The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln — Michael Burlingame, ed., Abraham Lincoln: The Observations of John G. Nicolay and John Hay — Thomas J. Craughwell, Stealing Lincoln's Body — Roy Morris, Jr., The Long Pursuit: Abraham Lincoln's Thirty-Year Struggle with Stephen Douglas for the Heart and Soul of America — John Stauffer, Giants: The Parallel Lives of Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln — Karen Judson, Abraham Lincoln (for young readers) — Maira Kalman, Looking at Lincoln (for young readers)
  Critical books about Abraham Lincoln: Thomas J. DiLorenzo, The Real Lincoln : A New Look at Abraham Lincoln, His Agenda, and an Unnecessary War
  Fiction about Abraham Lincoln: Gore Vidal, Lincoln: A Novel
  Image source: Portrait & Biographical Album of Washtenaw County (1891)
  A. R. Lucas (b. 1879) — also known as Bert Lucas — of Frankfort, Clinton County, Ind. Born in Clinton County, Ind., February 26, 1879. Republican. Postal worker; chair of Clinton County Republican Party, 1936-42; mayor of Frankfort, Ind., 1940-44. Christian. Member, Elks; Moose; Woodmen. Burial location unknown.
  Neil Duncan McCallum (b. 1883) — also known as Neil D. McCallum — of Batesville, Ripley County, Ind. Born in Benham, Ripley County, Ind., August 4, 1883. Republican. Newspaper editor; postmaster; secretary of Indiana Republican Party, 1936-42. Methodist. Burial location unknown.
  Robert P. McCardle (b. 1873) — of Greensburg, Decatur County, Ind. Born June 19, 1873. Democrat. Railway mail clerk; chair of Decatur County Democratic Party, 1942-44. Presbyterian. Burial location unknown.
  Ada Belle Mills Nale (1882-1947) — also known as Ada Belle Mills — of West Plains, Howell County, Mo.; Atlanta, Macon County, Mo.; Carrollton, Carroll County, Mo.; Dutch Flat, Placer County, Calif. Born in Gallatin County, Ill., October 6, 1882. Democrat. School teacher; postmaster; member of Missouri Democratic State Central Committee, 1920. Female. Died, of liver cancer, in Sutter Hospital, Sacramento, Sacramento County, Calif., March 4, 1947 (age 64 years, 149 days). Interment at Sierra View Memorial Patk, Marysville, Calif.
  Relatives: Daughter of Joseph L. Mills and Lavina E. (Allyn) Mills; married, June 25, 1902, to George Bafford Nale.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Phineas Orange Small (1858-1939) — also known as P. O. Small — of LaPorte, LaPorte County, Ind. Born in Indiana, May 25, 1858. Republican. Lawyer; LaPorte County Sheriff, 1894-95; chair of LaPorte County Republican Party, 1905; postmaster. Died November 3, 1939 (age 81 years, 162 days). Interment at Westville Cemetery, Westville, Ind.
  Relatives: Son of Phineas Small and Mary (Pinney) Small; married, March 31, 1892, to Louis C. Sholtz; second cousin of Timothy E. Griswold; third cousin once removed of William Sidney Pinney and Oliver Dwight Filley; third cousin thrice removed of Augustus Seymour Porter and Peter Buell Porter; fourth cousin once removed of Parmenio Adams.
  Political family: Kellogg-Adams-Seymour-Chapin family of Connecticut and New York (subset of the Four Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Benjamin Baker Tout (1867-1941) — also known as B. B. Tout — of Archie, Cass County, Mo. Born in Hendricks County, Ind., April 5, 1867. Republican. Physician; druggist; minister; postmaster; member of Missouri state senate 17th District, 1921-24. Died October 29, 1941 (age 74 years, 207 days). Interment at Crescent Hill Cemetery, Adrian, Mo.
  Relatives: Son of William Harrison Tout and Lucinda (Ruggles) Tout; married, June 22, 1889, to Anna M. Davis.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Arthur P. Twineham — of Princeton, Gibson County, Ind. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Indiana, 1888; mayor of Princeton, Ind., 1904-06; resigned 1906; postmaster. Burial location unknown.
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